DescriptionThe largest battleship ever built, Yamato was sunk on 7 April 1945 by torpedo planes from the aircraft carrier USS Hort and others. 280 of Yamato's 2,778 crew were rescued. This was the greatest loss of life in a single warship in World War II.
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost2,498
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato